R&D Technology Manager


R&D Technology Manager
Koog aan de Zaan, Olam Cocoa BV, The Netherlands  

The role
In this global role, you will pursue and test innovative technical solutions for our manufacturing sites. Your engineering skills allow you to manage projects from concept to industrial scale in close collaboration with research institutes, technical universities and machine suppliers for the food processing industry. Your passion to find innovative engineering solutions helps Olam to maintain their global leadership in Cocoa Ingredients. 
The responsibilities you will have as R&D Technology Manager: 

  • With your MSc or PhD in Engineering you play a key role in setting the future of value driven manufacturing of cocoa ingredients at Olam. You have the drive to find the best solution for complex technical questions. 
  • Together with several stake holders you design and lead R&D projects as a team or individual, which starts with idea generation and finishes with the successful implementation in our factories. 
  • You have or built a network with institutes and suppliers who are at the forefront of food manufacturing. You are or become a respected partner with internal stake holders and external partners to discuss projects in (technical) detail with clear objectives and time lines.
  • You share your enthusiasm by actively presenting the progress in a fact-based manner and understand that quality and speed are key to successfully introducing innovation.
  • This position requires global travelling.

The ideal candidate: 

  • Has an MSc or PhD degree in Process or Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Your knowledge and capabilities in (food) manufacturing technology and your interest in Industry 4.0 is a given.
  • You combine your creativity with the drive to make it happen. Your own idea box is always full. The passion of trying innovative manufacturing technologies is a natural habit.
  • Having a positive and can-do mind set. Understands that it takes time, intelligence and energy to seek, convince and implement beyond the standard solution. 
  • Is self-motivating but also inspires the team to go the extra mile. Triggers in depth research which is required for fact-based decisions.  You can value the ideas in line with the growth aspirations of the company. 
  • Is willing to work abroad for a short or extended time. 
  • Has good communication, presentation and social skills. Is proficient in spoken and written English. Fun to work with.
  • Previous experience in a similar role is an advantage.

For more information about this vacancy you can contact us via + 3188 5678 323. If you are interested in this role and connect to the aforementioned profile, we will be pleased to see your application and CV via the application form.

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